Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate becomes unavoidable.
This video tutorial gives you a lesson on how to read the Chinese characters on the pieces on the Shogi board. This video will explain all of the Chinese characters used in a new set of pieces. Also, you'll learn about the origins of those characters! You won't believe how similar Shogi is to actual chess.